It’s the hottest ticket in Hawaii—the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii Island this week.
Beginning with Easter Sunday, a week of festivities will culminate with amazing hula performances under the bright lights of the Edith Kanakaole Stadium for three nights of competition (all Hawaii Standard Time):
Miss Aloha Hula: Thursday, April 20, 6 to 11:30 p.m.
Hula Kahiko (ancient style): Friday, April 21, 6 p.m. to midnight
Hula Auana (modern style): Saturday, April 22, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Local station KFVE will be airing the competition, but if you’re not going to be in the Islands to tune in, you can still partake in the action: This is the official live stream link to watch the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival.
In addition to those three evenings, KFVE is also streaming a pre-contest backstage program of this year’s Merrie Monarch on Wednesday, April 19, 8 to 9 p.m.
With more than 25 halau (groups) participating from across the Hawaiian Islands, programming is akin to any other high-adrenaline sporting event—long and grueling affairs you won’t be able to tear your eyes off of. So, get comfy on the couch and don’t miss a single step.
For the full TV program schedule, visit here.